DRM - Infoworld http://podcasts.infoworld.com/t/1955 en Firefox will get DRM copy protection despite Mozilla's concerns http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/applications/firefox-will-get-drm-copy-protection-despite-mozillas-concerns-242555?source=rss_drm <p>Mozilla will upgrade its Firefox browser with copyright protection technology, fearing a loss of users if they can't play protected content from services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon.</p> <p>The organization has long opposed DRM (Digital Rights Management) technologies, which seek to prevent unauthorized sharing of content under copyright protection. Critics say DRM also prevents legal uses of content, such as a person moving it between two of their own devices.</p> Applications Firefox Mozilla DRM Web Browsers Thu, 15 May 2014 11:32:16 +0000 admin 242555 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com Berners-Lee and W3C approve HTML5 video DRM additions http://podcasts.infoworld.com/t/html5/berners-lee-and-w3c-approve-html5-video-drm-additions-228220?source=rss_drm <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="https://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/HTML5_hp.jpg" alt="Berners-Lee and W3C approve HTML5 video DRM additions" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and others, including the Free Software Foundation (FSF) and blogger Cory Doctorow, have protested the W3C's decision to continue including the Encrypted Media Extension (EME) in the W3C's proposed HTML 5</p> HTML5 DRM HTML5 Web Browsers Fri, 04 Oct 2013 16:35:56 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 228220 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com No one said it would be easy to disrupt Amazon http://podcasts.infoworld.com/t/cringely/no-one-said-it-would-be-easy-disrupt-amazon-226390?source=rss_drm <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/IFW_Cloud_Amazon_hp.jpg" alt="No one said it would be easy to disrupt Amazon" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>There I was <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/stick-fork-in-apple-its-done-226187" target="_blank">at IFA 2013 last week</a>, stumbling around the trade show babbling incoherently in English, when I found myself at the very hip, </p> Amazon.com Cringely DRM Consumer Electronics Mon, 09 Sep 2013 18:37:15 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 226390 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com DRM sinks its fangs into HTML5, with help from Netflix, Google, and Microsoft http://podcasts.infoworld.com/t/cringely/drm-sinks-its-fangs-html5-help-netflix-google-and-microsoft-218359?source=rss_drm <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/HTML5_hp.jpg" alt="DRM sinks its fangs into HTML5, with help from Netflix, Google, and Microsoft" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Remember the battle over DRM? It's back with a vengeance. And this time the battleground isn't Napster or iTunes or the courts -- it's the emerging HTML5 standard.</p> Application Development Cringely DRM Intellectual Property HTML5 Fri, 10 May 2013 18:44:04 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 218359 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com Netflix set to abandon Silverlight but introduce DRM for Web video http://podcasts.infoworld.com/t/web-applications/netflix-set-abandon-silverlight-introduce-drm-web-video-216621?source=rss_drm <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 192px; height: 145px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Silverlight_hp.gif" alt="Netflix set to abandon Silverlight but introduce DRM for Web video" width="192" height="145" align="right" /></div><p>Netflix, which delivers more video via the Internet than anyone except YouTube, is dropping Microsoft's Silverlight plug-in technology for video delivery, <a href="http://techblog.netflix.com/2013/04/html5-video-at-netflix.ht Applications Application Development HTML5 The Industry Standard Microsoft DRM HTML5 Silverlight Web Applications Tue, 16 Apr 2013 20:01:52 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 216621 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com Why you should sign the phone-unlocking petition right now http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/why-you-should-sign-the-phone-unlocking-petition-right-now-213114?source=rss_drm <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/iPhone_Security_hp.jpg" alt="Google" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>The headlines have been fearmongering at their worst, claiming that a recent Library of Congress ruling made the unlocking of smartphones purchased after Jan. 26 illegal. It didn't.</p> Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Compliance DRM Federal Regulations Smartphones Fri, 22 Feb 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 213114 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com iPhone jailbreaking still legal in U.S., but don't meddle with an iPad http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/iphone-jailbreaking-still-legal-in-us-dont-meddle-ipad-205776?source=rss_drm <p>Modifying Apple's <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/iphone">iPhone</a> software to install applications not approved by Apple will still be legal under <a href="https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2012-26308.pdf" target="_blank">new exemptions</a> to take effect on Sunday in the U.S., but illegal for an <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/ipad">iPad</a> and other tablets.</p> Mobile Technology Security DRM Intellectual Property iOS iPad iPhone Jailbreak Apps Fri, 26 Oct 2012 11:24:15 +0000 admin 205776 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com Amazon's DRM drama: Whose Kindle is it anyway? http://podcasts.infoworld.com/t/cringely/amazons-drm-drama-whose-kindle-it-anyway-205634?source=rss_drm <p>We interrupt today's endless cycle of election news, iPad Mini lovefests, and hate mail for the Microsoft Surface to bring you the tale of one tech firm behaving rather badly. That firm is Amazon, and this is far from the first time it's been caught acting like a bully.</p> Cringely DRM Intellectual Property Wed, 24 Oct 2012 20:11:00 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 205634 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com Automated DRM keeps spoiling the show, from the DNC to Mars http://podcasts.infoworld.com/t/drm/automated-drm-keeps-spoiling-the-show-the-dnc-mars-201688?source=rss_drm <div style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/02FErichmedia_hp.jpg" alt="Automated DRM keeps spoiling the show, from the DNC to Mars" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Science-fiction fans from all over the world were avidly watching&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thehugoawards.org/2011/08/hugo-awards-ceremony-to-be-streamed-live" target="_blank">the live broadcast of the Hugo Awards</a>&nbsp;last Sunday&nbsp;from&</p> Security The Industry Standard DRM Data Security Wed, 05 Sep 2012 19:12:10 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 201688 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com Jailbreaking may again become illegal this year http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/jailbreaking-may-again-become-illegal-year-185014?source=rss_drm <p>If you plan on jailbreaking your iPhone 4S using the new <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/248659/new_ios_jailbreak_attracts_nearly_1_million_users.html" target="_blank">Greenpois0n Absinthe software</a>, you better hurry because there's a chance jailbreaking smartphones could become illegal again in the United States. Two exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that allow you to jailbreak and unlock your phone are set to expire this year.</p> Mobile Technology Android DRM iPad iPhone Jailbreak Apps Wed, 25 Jan 2012 20:45:17 +0000 admin 185014 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com Google highlights advances in copyright protection http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/google-highlights-advances-in-copyright-protection-171551?source=rss_drm <p>Google, which has faced intense criticism for years over copyright issues, said on Friday it has made progress on four copyright-protection initiatives it outlined in December.</p> <p>The company has finished building tools that now allow it to act on average in 24 hours or less on valid complaints from copyright owners -- the so-called "takedown notices" -- that their content is appearing without permission on Google sites, starting with Blogger and Web search.</p> The Industry Standard Google DRM Intellectual Property Fri, 02 Sep 2011 16:54:55 +0000 admin 171551 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com Stream a YouTube video, go directly to jail http://podcasts.infoworld.com/t/cringely/stream-youtube-video-go-directly-jail-765?source=rss_drm <p>Welcome to the United States of the RIAA: A new bill that just flew through a U.S. Senate committee could make <a href="http://www.opencongress.org/articles/view/2320-Bill-Moving-Through-Congress-Would-Make-Streaming-a-Felony" target="_blank">embedding copyrighted videos a crime</a>, punishable by five years in the pokey.</p> Cringely DRM Intellectual Property Mon, 20 Jun 2011 17:47:23 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 164765 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com Hackers retaliate against enemies of Pirate Bay http://podcasts.infoworld.com/t/hacking/hackers-retaliate-against-enemies-pirate-bay-305?source=rss_drm <div style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="https://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Defcon16_Conference_hacker_hp.jpg" alt="Hackers retaliate against enemies of Pirate Bay" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Here's one for the annals of cyber warfare: Late last week a flood of network traffic hit the website of Aiplex, an India-based information-technology firm, slowing the site to a crawl and causing more than 200 service interruptions, <a href="</p> Security DRM Hacking Fri, 24 Sep 2010 17:13:05 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 138305 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com Damn the DMCA, fully jailbroken iPhones ahead http://podcasts.infoworld.com/%5Bprimary-term-alias-prefix%5D/%5Bprimary-term%5D/damn-the-dmca-fully-jailbroken-iphones-ahead-787?source=rss_drm <p>Free at last, free at last -- thank the law, we're free at last.</p> <p>That, at least, is the refrain coming from <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobilize/21-apps-apple-doesnt-want-your-30-iphone-083">iPhone jailbreakers</a> and YouTube mashup artists, who are singing the praises of <a href="http://www.eff.org/press/archives/2010/07/26" target="_blank">the Electronic Frontier Foundation</a> after it helped make these activities exempt from prosecution under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.</p> Applications Mobile Technology Cringely DRM Jailbreak Apps Mon, 26 Jul 2010 19:41:17 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 131787 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com Reader rabid: Gmail failures, Amazon blunders, and government spying http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/adventures-in-it/reader-rabid-gmail-failures-amazon-blunders-and-government-spying-738?source=rss_drm <p>It's time once again to recap the best of what's been pouring into my mailbox (now that my e-mail is working again). Here's what the residents of Cringeville had to say about what I've been saying lately.</p> Google Gmail DRM Wed, 09 Sep 2009 15:54:11 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 90738 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com Amazon makes amends for Kindle blunder -- to a point http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/adventures-in-it/amazon-makes-amends-kindle-blunder-point-578?source=rss_drm <p>About six weeks ago Amazon.com did something so incredibly stupid it could easily have been mistaken for satire: It reached into people's Kindles <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobilize/amazon-removes-e-books-kindle-store-865">and deleted copies of Orwell's "Animal Farm" and "1984,"</a> saying the publisher who sold them (for 99 cents apiece) did not have the rights to do so.</p> Amazon.com DRM Intellectual Property Fri, 04 Sep 2009 20:19:29 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 90578 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com RIAA v. Tenenbaum: A defense made of styrofoam http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/adventures-in-it/riaa-v-tenenbaum-defense-made-styrofoam-878?source=rss_drm <p>Another file-swapping trial, <a href="http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/07/judge-tenenbaum-guilty-of-copyright-infringement.ars" target="_blank">another victory for the record companies</a>. I love rooting for the underdog as much as anybody, but this is starting to look like a rout.</p> <p>As I write this, a jury in Rhode Island is deciding how many millions in damages to award to the record companies in the <a href="http://joelfightsback.com/" target="_blank">Joel Tenenbaum file-sharing trial</a>.</p> DRM Intellectual Property Fri, 31 Jul 2009 17:25:33 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 85878 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com Write and wrong: Amazon's Orwellian nightmare http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/adventures-in-it/write-and-wrong-amazons-orwellian-nightmare-653?source=rss_drm <p>The dust is finally beginning to settle after the Kindle Kerfuffle, when Amazon got caught with its <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/168654/amazon_removes_ebooks_from_kindle_store_revokes_ownership.html" target="_blank">Orwellian fingers in the Memory Hole</a>.</p> Amazon.com DRM Fri, 24 Jul 2009 16:27:24 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 84653 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com Careful what you read, Big Bezos is watching http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/adventures-in-it/careful-what-you-read-big-bezos-watching-857?source=rss_drm <p>Late last week, hundreds of Kindle owners picked up their e-book readers and discovered two of the books they'd purchased were missing. Was it a software glitch or a hardware failure? Had some hacker broken into the Kindle store and figured out how to access the devices? Nope. The thief was Amazon itself.</p> Amazon.com DRM Mon, 20 Jul 2009 15:45:41 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 83857 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com Share a file, lose your laptop http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/share-file-lose-your-laptop-387?source=rss_drm <p>MANY COUNTRIES REDUCING SOFTWARE PIRACY, STUDY SAYS, BUT PROBLEM REMAINS WORST IN FAST-GROWING ECONOMIES</p><p>You're returning to the U.S. from a quick trip to Canada. A customs official says he wants to examine your laptop. You boot it for him and he finds (gasp!) a bootlegged copy of Allen Toussaint's new CD. "Sorry, sir, we'll have to hold on to that."</p><p>Just like that, your MacBook is the property of the U.S. government and you're out $1,600. Or maybe it becomes known that you've shared music or an old version of WordPerfect online. Good-bye Internet account.</p> The Industry Standard DRM Federal Regulations Thu, 14 May 2009 10:00:00 +0000 Bill Snyder 75387 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com